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Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
"Quatermass and the Pit" (original title)

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While digging a new subway line in London, a construction crew discovers first: a skeleton, then what they think is an old World War II German missle. Upon closer examination the "missle" appears to be not of this earth! This movie examines the age old question of how we came to be on this planet. It is suprizingly scary. Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

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All Earth Stands Helpless! Spawned in the depths of outer space -- a monster so horrible, so vicious, so incredible -- even when you see it you won't believe it could be! (U.S. poster) See more »

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£275,000 (estimated)
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Three decades on, Andrew Keir reprised the rôle of the Professor in "The Quatermass Memoirs", a five-part docudrama scripted by Nigel Kneale and transmitted on BBC Radio 3 in March 1996. See more »

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Near the end of the film Quatermass and Roney lock themselves securely in a Public House. When Quatermass leaves the bar a few minutes later the doors are unlocked. See more »

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Minister of Defense: You realise what you're implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects?
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References Hotel (1967) See more »

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Underground London provides a mind bending mystery.
21 June 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Workers unearth a mysterious object while digging in a London underground station. At first the object is believed to be an unexploded bomb dropped on the city by the Germans during WWII. Upon further examination what has been discovered is an alien spacecraft and the remains of its occupants. More Sci-Fi than horror, Hammer studios comes through with one of its best directed and acted films. Also known as FIVE MILLION YEARS to EARTH, this movie is based on a TV mini-series than ran in the 1950s. Cast members of note: Andrew Keir, James Donald, Julian Glover and Barbara Shelley.


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